Patients often think dentists are exclusively focused on their teeth and gums, not realizing the role that dentists play in fostering overall health.

Dentistry is a crucial branch of medicine which draws upon knowledge of the body as a whole to effectively treat the patient.

For example, did you know that your oral health can impact the health of your heart?  Bacteria can travel from your mouth to the rest of the body through the blood stream.  When these bacteria arrive at the heart they latch onto damaged areas, causing inflammation which can result in illness.  Studies have connected cardiovascular conditions such as clogged arteries and stroke with inflammation caused by oral bacteria.

In addition to helping you prevent illness, your dentist can also help spot potential emerging medical problems.  For example, the presence of gum disease, receding gum lines, loose teeth, can be a potential indicator of diabetes.

Dentists look at each individual’s unique situation and adjust treatment when appropriate.  Some medical procedures such as radiation, or chemotherapy, may require a change to the way the dentist treats your oral health.  Recent surgeries can also impact the approach taken in providing dental c
are, and antibiotics might be indicated before extensive dental work to reduce the risk of infection.

It is important to keep your dentist informed about all medications and supplements that you take because they can also have an impact on your dental care.  Anti-depressant use can impact bone mineral density and require a different approach to placing dental implants.  Other medications, such as asprin, blood thinners, and some herbal remedies, can change the way that blood clots.

Just like a general MD doctor, dentists are a crucial part of your health care team.

They call upon their knowledge and experience in their field of expertise to help you maintain your overall health.  During your visit, talk to your dentist about any health concerns so that he or she can better help you.  Visit our contact page to submit any questions or would like to schedule a consultation with our expert dental team.

Schedule Your Next Appointment

Contact us today for your next appointment and we will fit you in at the next available opportunity.

Our Approach

We uphold standards of excellence and personalized dental care, enabling us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We strive to provide  We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”, taking into account all aspects of your oral health and how they relate to each other.

Financing Options

For your convenience, we accept cash, personal checks, money orders, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Care credit*. Payment is expected at the time services are performed. We do accept Care Credit and will do our best to help you maximize your insurance benefits.

Meet the Team

The team at Apple Valley Dental Group work collaboratively with the goal to deliver the best possible dental service to our patients, provide them with complete, honest, and proactive oral health information, and clarify any questions and uncertainty that sometimes accompany complex dental issues.

Contact Us

Apple Valley Dental Group
869 John Marshall Highway
Front Royal, VA 22630

Office Hours

Monday 8:00am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Thusday 8:00am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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